In the short history of this blog, we’ve had comics about gods and wombats, about superheroes and vikings. My To-Write List includes comics about fairy tales, fantasy lands, monsters and characters in role playing games (sometimes all at once). Among all these, Questionable Content stands out specifically because it doesn’t do (almost) anything of the sort – it is just about a bunch of humans. And “human” is the key word here.
(Hi everyone, Alon here. As you might notice, this post isn’t by me, and isn’t on webcomics. Surprise! My good friend Eden, who knows a whole lot more about regular comics than I do about the web variety, will occasionally add his insights and recommendations to the blog. I’m very proud to include his posts under my roof.
Don’t worry, though – the blog’s main focus will always be webcomics. Feel free to skip non-webcomics posts – though you might as well give those a try as well. I’ll try to include a link to digital versions of each paper comic.)
By Brian Wood
Read Digitally (Comixology) | Finished (7 Volumes)
Who doesn’t like vikings? Pretty much everyone other than vikings, that’s who.
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I admit – I’m not a big fan of horror. Still, I know there’s good horror, and then there’s things jumping out of cupboards going abloogy-woogy-woo. The main difference is that of subtlety. Yeah, monstrosities from beyond the void jumping in your face are scary, but just glimpsing them, without never realising their full scale, will leave you with a much more lasting discomfort and fear. And the best horror doesn’t even rely on the monsters – they’re usually just a symptom of something much more hidden and sinister.
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Choosing a strip for the start of this review was a no-brainer, seeing as I have a framed print of this one in my house. Just makes sense, really.
Lots of comics have a “random” button, but in Wondermark it might as well always apply.The common element in all of the strips is the art style: figures from Victorian-era woodcuts and engravings are the characters, and are rearranged and repositioned as made necessary by the dialogue or narrative of the strip. This is already quite an unusual choice, but the “humorously weird” dial is turned to eleven with the addition of eccentric dialogue which ranges in topics from Disneyland parades (notice the strip’s tags: children, corpses, popular media) to Jinxing people (with the tag “bears in ill-fitting hats”, which has 4 related strips) to pretty much anything most people can think of – plus lots of things they never will. Continue reading